Badger Bits: Gasser among elite company

What a weekend for Wisconsin sports! The Packers won the NFC title yesterday (just in case you hadn't heard already), and the Badgers did fairly well for themselves too. Take time to savor the moment, Wisconsin sports fans. Weekends like these don't come around all the time!

Saying that Wisconsin's Josh Gasser had a good weekend would probably be an understatement. The freshman guard made Wisconsin basketball history on Sunday when he scored the first triple-double in the team's 112 years of competition. In 30 minutes of playing time, Gasser tallied 10 points, 12 rebounds, and 10 assists.

"I never once expected that would ever happen," Gasser said of accomplishing the hallowed feat. "So, for that to happen in a game that we won, it's that much better."

According to the previous link from, Gasser is in pretty good company. The last freshman to record a triple-double in Big Ten play was Michigan State's Magic Johnson in 1977. For those of you who may be a little unacquainted with basketball, Magic Johnson was pretty darn good.

More Badger Bits after the jump!

Rob Schultz of has his own recap of the Badgers' 78-46 win over Northwestern at Welsh-Ryan Arena.

Jeff Potrykus of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel takes a look at the numbers in the Badgers' thorough dismantling of the Wildcats.

The SB Nation blog Sippin' On Purple has its recap of the game up, needless to say they are a little disappointed over there. The Wildcats are still looking for their first NCAA tournament bid, and the loss puts them in some dire straits.

Moving on to some hockey news, the men's team continued their hot streak over the weekend. The Badgers (17-8-3, 9-7-2 WCHA) beat Minnesota State-Mankato 2-1 on Saturday night to cap off the series sweep. The men will travel to take on Michigan Tech (3-18-3, 1-14-1) next weekend.

Andy Baggot of takes a look at the Badgers' nine game home winning streak, which is the longest since the team moved into the Kohl Center in 1998.

Mike Lucas of writes that senior guard Wquinton Smith is making the most out of his minutes on the court.

Dave Heller of the MJS has a recruiting update for ya'll. Remember- national signing day is coming up! We'll be introduced to the newest Badgers on February 2nd.

Finally, blogger Ted Glover of Off Tackle Empire takes a look at Texas' new TV deal with ESPN, and what it could mean for the Big XII in the years to come.

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